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    2018
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Kim’s English-language debut shines a light on the unique pressures faced by Korean teenagers, and the darker sides of adolescent rage. Outwardly, Crystal seems like an average teen: clever,...
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    MINA by Sagwa Kim, Bruce Fulton, Ju Chan Fulton

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    Oct 9, 2018
    Book Review : Kim Swagwa's Englsih translation <MINA 미나> Kim’s English debut is a descent into the dark world of a teenage girl.
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    THE CLOSET - Kim Sagwa

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    Sep 11, 2018
    An excerpt from a Kim Sagwa's Englsih translation of <MINA = 미나>
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    Fiction Book Review : Mina by Kim Sagwa

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    Oct 1, 2018
    Kim’s English-language debut shines a light on the unique pressures faced by Korean teenagers, and the darker sides of adolescent rage. Outwardly, Crystal seems like an average teen: clever, beautiful, and confident, she studies hard for cram school, goes to karaoke, and has a rotating cast of...
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    'Mina' by Kim Sagwa (Review)

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    Oct 11, 2018

    While translated fiction in general can suffer from a gender imbalance, that doesn’t appear to be as much of an issue in Korean literature, particularly when it comes to the younger generations. 

     

    With Han Kang and Bae Suah fairly well established in English now, other young...

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    Save the date: Litquake brings major authors (and parties) to San Francisco this fall

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    Aug 20, 2018
    The South Korean author (who has been compared to Jack Kerouac) comes to Litquake on behalf of her novel, Mina, as part of Litquake’s Words Around the World international series at Swedish American Hall on October 13.
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    Kim Sagwa: Mina With Don Mee Choi and Translators Bruce and Ju-chan Fulton

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    Oct, 2018
    Kim Sagwa is a rising young South Korean writer who's won multiple awards and was granted a three-year residency in the USA as an "Alien of Extraordinary Ability in the Arts." Her new novel, Mina, is about a frantic teenager driven to distraction by pressures of school and society. She'll be joined...
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    ‘mina’ chronicles the unspoken tolls a highly competitive South Korean society has on its youth

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    Oct 9, 2018
    Introduction of Kim Sagwa's English translation of <MINA = 미나>
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    Book Review : Mina / Kim Sagwa

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    Oct 10, 2018

    Kim Sagwa’s psychological and observant Mina follows two young women trying to navigate their society.

     

    Introverted, passive, and introspective, Mina mourns a childhood friend who committed suicide in the best way she knows how: by locking herself in a closet and drowning her...

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